YPD nets four guns, four arrests and one firearms citation

By Joe Gorman



Police seized four guns over the weekend and arrested four people on weapons charges, and cited a fifth.

About 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Michael Colon, 63, of Saranac Avenue, was arrested on charges of using weapons while intoxicated, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and aggravated menacing. Police said they found a gun and an empty bottle of whiskey in his car on Lauderdale Avenue as police responded to a fight between a man and a woman.

The woman told police the two had gone on a date and drank all day, and when the woman asked Colon to leave, he became upset and threatened to shoot her. Reports said Colon also told the woman he uses hollow point bullets, which are known for their penetrating power.

When police asked Colon if he had a gun in his car, he replied, “I sure do. It’s on the floor somewhere.” Inside police found a pistol. The gun was unloaded, but Colon had bullets in his pocket and a magazine in the trunk.

Judge Elizabeth Kobly set his bond at $30,000.

Teearia Nickerson, 27, of Republic Avenue, was arrested about 1:50 a.m. Sunday after police found a .380-caliber handgun under a seat where she was sitting in a car that was pulled over on Ravine Drive. Reports said the driver, Jerome Turner, 31, of East Florida Avenue, gave police permission to search him, and they found a bag of suspected marijuana. He was given a citation for possession of marijuana.

Anthony Bailey, 34, of McGuffey Road, was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Saturday after discharging a firearm in city limits after police responded to a call of shots fired in a dispute over loud music. Two people told police that Bailey had yelled at them about playing loud music, then fired two shots right above their heads while they were inside an apartment. Reports said there were two bullet holes in the wall just above a couch.

At first Bailey told police he had heard noises and had fired two shots in the direction of the voices to scare away whoever was there. But Bailey changed his story several times before police issued him a citation and a court date. Reports said officers searched for a gun but could not find one.

About 3:15 p.m. Friday, police pulled over a car driven by Ronieque Requel, 20, of Ferndale Avenue, at West Hylda Avenue and Hillman Street because a records check showed the owner did not have a driver’s license. Reports said the car smelled heavily of fresh marijuana, and a records check showed that Requel has several suspensions of his license. A passenger, Michael Hackett, 28, address not available, had a warrant so he was taken into custody. Hackett told police he had a gun, and officers found a loaded revolver in his pants. He was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and carrying concealed weapons. His bond was set at $35,000 by Judge Kobly.

Requel was charged with trafficking in marijuana after police found eight bags of suspected marijuana in a lockbox in his car. His bond was set at $5.000.

Dontre Adams, 21, of Carlotta Drive was arrested about 2 p.m. Friday on a charge of improper handling after police pulled him over in the 1800 block of Belmont Avenue for a traffic violation and found a handgun in his car. Reports said the car smelled heavily of marijuana, and Adams admitted smoking marijuana.

Reports said Adams also told police he had let his driver’s license expire. When his car was searched, the gun was found in the center console, reports said. Judge Kobly set his bond at $5,000. Prosecutors said the arrest is the first for Adams.

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